Information for For Board Makers
The inlaid patterned film is the most durable method for using the Sharkview concept. It consists of our specially produced 50 micron polyester reflective film with perforations. Our patented perforation method allows the resin to pass through the film bonding the blank film, and glass layers together. The weight of the film is negligible and depending on the type used will only add 80-100 gm to the board. The pattern can be made from the size of the perforation and as its made mechanically can never fade or vary. Several methods of using a standard 70/30 (70% remaining 30% removed) film can have as limited visual range and the varied holes but this can have variation and cannot not be calculated as easily and the pre cut holes.On the positive side other methods allow for the board makers creativity or personalised designs to be used.
Full destructive testing by CSIRO will be carried out in the next year and the expected result from our test suggests 15-23% stronger with 3-5% reduction in flex compared to a normal board. We will provide a link as it is completed. As the inclusion of the film needs a higher skill level than the average board maker Sharkview has been working with the best and most innovative Shapers and Glassers to refine the methods and procedures. They have access to our inlays and understand the process each being the leading board makers in the area. Custom made boards will be available once training and testing is completed. Currently the most experienced board maker using our films is Jye Byrnes. Connect with him though the website https://www.jyebyrnessurfboards.com.au/.
Depending on the preferences of the board maker the following variations may be available as well as our defined pattern custom made versions. These allow for greater creativity and individual preferences. we have come up with a set of guidelines to get the camo effect with the board makers.
- Diameter – Formed by the perforation size it creates the pattern in a mechanical and permanent way. Its the best camouflage affect with an estimated visual range of 5m or less in 30m visibility water and 2m in 5m visibility water.
Underlay -Doubled up 2 full layers of uniform 70/30 perforations are orientated to form a recurring pattern either in large doughnuts or smaller circles. The estimated visual range is dependant on the alinement’s but at worse 6 m and best 3.5m
Mosaic – Full layer of 70/30 with cut shapes of film as an under layer allowing for individual creativity. The estimated visual range is dependant on the shapes used but at worse 6 m and best 3.5 m
Rice Overlay 70/30 configuration is put under a thin printed rice paper in the correct shapes and colour shades of Black, Dark Grey Mid Grey. The estimated visual range is dependent on the paper used
Rice Underlay 70/30 hole configuration is put over a thin printed rice paper in the correct shapes and colour shades of Black, Dark Grey and Mid Grey. The estimated visual range is dependent on the paper used
Painted Blank The foam blank is painted n the correct shapes and colour shades of Black, Dark Grey and Mid Grey (Phantom Range). Other colours Blue for tropical waters (Bondi Range) and Green (JBay)for more temperate have been trialed . The underwater visual range can be as low as 3 m. In all cases a high gloss or polished finish is needed for the correct affect.
the future Ready made boards will be able to be purchased from our Newcastle show room and some special offers are below for prototypes and test models
Our decals are made from our high grade polyester film with an adhesive we have been testing and using in the water on the hull of our research vessel without any lifting issues for 2 years. Decals are available from our Newcastle showroom
Phantom The Patented algorithm pattern is the highest camouflage affect with an estimated visual range (by MOE method) of 6m or less in 30m visibility water and 2m in 5m visibility water.
Grey FADER The Patented algorithm pattern in grey camouflage affect with an estimated visual range (by MOE method) of 10m or less in 30m visibility water. This pattern well be effective in a wide range of water colours. Matches the wetsuits and DuelSkin colour and pattern-The estimated visual range is dependent on water conditions and will vary with light levels.
- Blue FADER The Patented algorithm pattern in Blue camouflage affect with an estimated visual range (by MOE method) of 10m or less in 30m visibility water. This pattern is aimed at tropical water colours.to match DuelSkin Fader Blue. Will perform best in tropical or very clear water
- Green FADER The Patented algorithm pattern in green camouflage affect with an estimated visual range (by MOE method) of 10m or less in 30m visibility water. This pattern is aimed at temperate water colours to match DuelSkin Fader Green. Will perform best in dark or water where more algae is present.
How to fit Decal
If you have attached a sticker or decals to a surfboard boards before this is no different only bigger. If your not confident then take to a board maker or other professional window tinter’s or even sign makers. To do it your self here are a few hints to make the job easier. You will need a scissors box cutter and sponge. Take your time if you rush you can get ripples. Grab a mate 4 hands is much easier then 2 and use a table or workbench not the ground- kitchen tables and benches work well. Click here to read the steps or watch the videos below.